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  1. Welster

    How much anchor rope

    Takes Ricks advice he has a bucket load of experience. A sea anchor is a good thing even if you have an anchor. I have the cone type that I do not like and the parachute type I use a lot. It really pulls the boat up and the drift is less controlled by the breeze. If I am fishing for flathead or squid I still want to cover plenty of ground but need to get the bait to the bottom the sea anchor is perfect.
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    Bulk/cheap bait

    Having a bait freezer is the go and collect it. I will buy the odd bag of IQF pillies but a lot of the time I come home with more bait then I took. When you freeze bait do it so it’s easier to separate later. Take bait in a small esky and frozen water bottle just defrost what you need.
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    Broughton reds not

    Sounds like a pretty tasty result from trying conditions.
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    Tyres for Ford Ranger

    Road tyre’s go well on the sand IMHO and are quieter than ATs
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    Joining the weekday fishing brigade

    That’s awesome fab1 I can’t wait for the reports when I’m working. I think the better fish are caught in the estuaries on the weekdays. You can stalk Yowie too.
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    New to Squidding

    Also if you look at recent posts of @rickmarlin62 He has reports containing his tips for squid fishing from a wharf using a float.
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    New to Squidding

    I think most people count as the various jigs will have differing sink rates. If you aren’t getting snagged on the weed or kelp occasionally the jig isn’t getting deep enough. Start with a cheap jig to get a feel for the area.
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    New to Squidding

    I wouldn’t bother with an egi rod to start with although my landbased squid experience is fairly minimal. The squid are right through he Hacking so anywhere there is a bit of sea grass or kelp around you are in with a chance. Keep your eyes out for ink stains on the wharf where you are fishing, that will give you some idea if squid have been caught in the area recently.
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    Awesome. I’d love to target the washes done day.
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    Fishing Saturday

    Thanks. Sport was cancelled this weekend and school work for my girls still stopped us getting out.
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    Fishing Saturday

    Dad and I went for the first fish in ages on Saturday out of the Hacking. We started off in the search of squid and took a while to find them ending up with 9 good size calamari. We moved on with some flatties in mind thinking it would be pretty easy of course it turned out to be pretty hard going. The jackets proved to be a pain and cost us a few rigs. We picked up 6 flatties before calling it a day. In the end we worked pretty hard for our feed. No fishy photos sorry guys. Magic day to be on the water 😀
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    Hen and Chicken Bay Saturday

    Wow that’s a long time between reports! Hopefully you get some more fishing in soon.
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    Fishing Saturday

    Thanks it was it is pretty hard to beat flathead fillets and calamari for dinner.
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    Botany - Mixed Bag

    Thats a great feed.
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    Fishing Saturday

    After a chilly start the day turned out awesome.
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    Bellambi Reds

    That’s awesome. A few great feeds coming up. Were you using a paternsta set up?
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    Port Hacking

    Always nice bagging a few squid. The freezing cold probably helped you stay awake.
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    Blue ring

    I think I’d be cutting the line pronto.
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    Tailor migration

    As a kid 35 😳 years ago. Fishing in the bay with my parents tailor seemed to make up the vast majority of our catch. They did seem more plentiful than now especially considering the bay was commercially fished as well.
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    Squid Avoca 15/06

    Great photo and report. 4 squid makes for a yummo feed
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    Long weekend at Forster

    I’d be stoked to have a weekend like that. Awesome. If I was there I would of been tempted to try Sandbar beach at Smith Lake as they opened up the lake towards the end of last week.
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    5000 klm for a bream

    That sure is a long way for a Bream. Broome has been on my wish list for ages, I’m looking forward to more reports. On second look it looks more like a Tarwhine. Did it have black stomach lining? I just checked it doesn’t look like Tarwhine extend so far north in WA
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    Yama Egi Oh Q Live $12.07

    Great prices Dinga
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    PB Sydney harbor squid

    That’s a very solid squid. Well done.
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    Hairtail hairtail hairtail

    It’s great to hear the hairtail are about. Plenty of info in your report, a shame you knew kicked an own goal whilst the bite was hot.